In a recent interview, Beetlejuice 2 cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos shared some new details about the highly-anticipated sequel. He revealed that the theme of Beetlejuice 2 will focus on family and explore the complexities of keeping a family together over a long period of time. The film, directed by Tim Burton, is set 30 years after the events of the original and will delve into the human condition within the craziest world possible. Zambarloukos expressed that the human connection in storytelling is always at the forefront for him when choosing projects.
Beetlejuice 2 Sequel with a Family-Friendly Spin
The sequel will see the return of several familiar faces, including Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara. Jenna Ortega, who previously worked with Burton on Netflix’s Wednesday series, will also be joining the cast. In addition, new characters will be introduced, with Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, and Willem Dafoe confirmed to be part of the film.
However, production on Beetlejuice 2 is currently suspended due to the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). It is uncertain whether this delay will impact the film’s scheduled release date of September 6, 2024.
The original Beetlejuice, released in 1988, was a dark comedy that starred Keaton, Ryder, O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis. The story followed a deceased married couple who enlist the help of the mischievous poltergeist Beetlejuice to scare away the new residents of their former home. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $73 million at the box office.
Fans of the original film have been eagerly awaiting a sequel for many years, and it seems that Beetlejuice 2 will explore new themes while maintaining the quirky and unique style that made the original so beloved. With Tim Burton returning to direct and a talented cast of both returning and new actors, the sequel is sure to be highly anticipated by audiences. However, with production currently on hold, fans will have to wait a bit longer to see how the story unfolds and what new adventures await Beetlejuice and the family at the center of the film.